PC Gaming, what do you play?

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    Leon2457

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    PC Gaming, what do you play?

    Post  Leon2457 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:07 am

    Anyone here do a lot of PC gaming?

    Personally, I've only played 2 PC games, and one of them was offline.
    Grim Fandango
    and Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst

    What games do other folks play on the PC?
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    Post  Kerensky on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:45 am

    For me the PC is my main source of games. My PC accidentally has 1Tb of storage now (long story) so I've got a lot of my old games reinstalled too. Probably around 100 on it now.
    My favourite genre is probably RTS followed by FPS and RPG stuff. I play alot of the C&C games though i dont like the new ones as much. Company of heroes or Dawn of war are probably my current favourites for RTS.
    For FPS it'll be the Half Life games or things like ArmA, Call of Duty or Mechwarrior 4. Deus Ex, Bioshock and STALKER are good for a blend of RPG and FPS.
    I dont play too many online, though I used to play Guild Wars and Counter Stike. Now its either CoD or Left4Dead.

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    Post  Carbonated Lemon on Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:14 am

    At the moment, I have two PC games, though I have no idea where one of them (the first CSI, whatever its subtitle may be) is. I'm heavily into the puzzle-laden point-and-click style adventures, so I'd like to look further into the genre and use it to expand my collection, possibly starting with Still Life 2 (since I utterly enjoyed playing the first one when I picked it up for the X-Box).

    The game that didn't head off for parts unknown is The Black Mirror, which I still haven't completed and, after about a year, I still have yet to install onto my current computer...
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    Post  Eltoshin on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:33 pm

    I use my PC for most of my gaming also, but if I had to narrow down games I play constantly, it would be Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, LaTale (current mmo), Company of Heroes (have to re-download it due to idiotic update -_-), and GGPO (for Garou).
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    Post  DDRshadow on Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:59 pm

    O_O You can play video games on your computer??? *trashes 360*

    But on a more serious note, correct me if I'm wrong, but dont you need a fast computer, with a 1 gb or more of RAM, a decent video card, and good online connection? (for online games)

    i tried playing left 4 dead on my craptop (I'm so witty Very Happy) and not only was there tremendous lag, the survivors looked like sprites! (Sprites i tellz you!!!) If i had the necessary funds, I would upgrade my laptop and trash my 360.
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    Post  Mat on Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:49 am

    I mostly play casual games nowadays - Peggle, Bejeweled, etc. - and use my computer to construct tabletop D&D adventures, but I have had loads of fun in the past with Portal, Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights and Diablo II, and I dabbled in World of Warcraft for awhile. Rest assured that I'll be buying Diablo III first day.
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    Re: PC Gaming, what do you play?

    Post  Kerensky on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:19 am

    Laptops aren't the best for new games but there are plenty of old ones out there which will run fine and are still fun.
    FPS and to some extent RTS are difficult if you use the touchpad, with a mouse not so bad. I would recommend things like point and click adventure games or turn based strategy like Civilisation 4 or Galactic Civilisations 2 for laptops.
    You don't need to spend an overly large amount on a PC. You can put together a pretty decent one from scratch for about £800 ($1500-$1600?)
    I've spent a bit more than that on mine. Currently looking at a new keyboard and mouse and then some more RAM.
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    Post  DDRshadow on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:26 am

    Kerensky wrote:$1500-$1600?
    Last time I checked, Thats still a lot of money lol!

    But, none the less, I shall start saving up.

    Thanks, Kenrensky!
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    Post  DDRshadow on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:29 am

    Mat wrote:Morrowind

    Pardon my double-posting (or don't, up to you Razz) but Morrowind is really awesome!

    just thought i might say that.
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    Post  Eltoshin on Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:12 am

    DDRshadow wrote:
    Kerensky wrote:$1500-$1600?
    Last time I checked, Thats still a lot of money lol!

    But, none the less, I shall start saving up.

    Thanks, Kenrensky!

    You can actually build a very good one for about 800-1000$ it just takes some looking around and knowing that you don't need the latest graphics card to run certain games. I'm currently looking for upgrade my RAM also, but its just like 40-50$ per gig I think (need to check newegg).
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    Post  Kerensky on Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:09 am

    It depends on where you get the parts from and what parts you want.
    PC gamer does a rig which costs about £800 but thats for everything and pretty top quality.
    Quite often you can save by using the same keyboard, mouse, harddrives, monitor, case and even motherboard if its up to scratch to handle quad core and the new graphics cards.
    www.techradar.com is alright for comparing prices.
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    Post  Eltoshin on Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:20 pm

    Kerensky wrote:It depends on where you get the parts from and what parts you want.
    PC gamer does a rig which costs about £800 but thats for everything and pretty top quality.
    Quite often you can save by using the same keyboard, mouse, harddrives, monitor, case and even motherboard if its up to scratch to handle quad core and the new graphics cards.
    www.techradar.com is alright for comparing prices.

    Your right, I forgot about monitor prices -_- I got mine for free but I forgot how expensive those monitors are nowadays.
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    Post  WolfXRain on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:55 am

    i play nothing but MMOs usually on the computer
    i play maplestory (LOL) some WoW and combat arms (Another LOL)

    But now i use it for PS, Sega, and ps2 emulators (FFVII on pc is WIN)
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    Post  Kerensky on Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:08 pm

    I think they released FFVII on pc anyway do you wouldn't need an emulator to play it.
    I'm trying to get back in to Dawn of War 2 now there is this new patch out and with the Last Stand game mode coming soon.
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    Post  Eltoshin on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:17 pm

    Theres a new game mode coming out for DoW2? Hmm...might need to start getting better at the game again then.
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    Post  WolfXRain on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:24 pm

    Kerensky wrote:I think they released FFVII on pc anyway do you wouldn't need an emulator to play it.
    I'm trying to get back in to Dawn of War 2 now there is this new patch out and with the Last Stand game mode coming soon.

    Yes but is it free? i think not Razz im cheap what can i say (also i cant find it in bit torrent)
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    Post  Kerensky on Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:44 am

    Good point. Also it is a bastard to get working on XP and up. It was built for 95 or 98 and really doesn't like to work on better things even with compatability mode. Best stick to the emulator.

    Yeah DoW2 is getting a hero defense last stand game mode. Pick any of the 3 heroes from the orks, eldar or space marines and hold out as long as you can agains't hordes of tyranids controlled by the AI. Think GoW2 horde mode or L4D survival only with wargear and levelling up.
    Of course if you can't wait there is always a mod or 2 which has done this already

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/copes-defense-mod
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/unusualfashions-hero-defense-mod

    I'm using unusualfashions one at the mo but currently slugging through the campaign with a campaign and wargear mod.

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    Re: PC Gaming, what do you play?

    Post  Takoto on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:01 pm

    I'll play anything, from Oblivion to World of Warcraft.
    :D Willing to try any game. xD

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    Post  crazzycat on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:13 am

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